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  1. Flooring
    Hello! I am in the process of purchasing a new home. Just had the inspection yesterday and I was able to pull up carpet in a couple of rooms. The previous owners stated that there were hardwood floors underneath all of the carpet. All the rooms currently have carpet except the kitchen and...
  2. Painting
    Hey I would appreciate any advice on this. Background: We are looking to paint this area which includes exterior wood pillars, an awning, a fence wall and a gate. I want to retain the rustic wood texture so I felt stain would be better than paint. Problem: My painter disagreed with the stain...
  3. Plumbing
    this is where a shower drain connected to the house plumbing. i believe this is a brass tee? someone glued threaded ABS into the tee, and then the ABS cracked and was leaking at the threads....the ABS pipe broke off in the tee but the threads are still glued. How can I get this broken of stub...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    I’m laying vinyl plank in my basement. Pulled up the carpet remnant and found this hiding underneath. Should I just cut a circular hole in the plank and add a drain over to make it flush with the planks? (It sits about flush with the asbestos tiles I’m covering)
  5. Electrical
    I'm neck deep in a solo kitchen remodel and have an ongoing nightmare with my home's outdated "to-hell-with-the-code" history of DIY-ering (or "DI-Wiring" Idk which is more clever. Maybe I'll start a poll.) So I've learned a ton from books, youtube, friends, and of course this community. But...
  6. Plumbing
    I've purchased an older house to fix up and rent, and repairs have been going really well so far. Everything was in working order, and I am simply upgrading certain aspects to make it better. However, overnight, the water pressure to the bath has slowed to a trickle. Pressure is great everywhere...
  7. Electrical
    Hello everyone. First time poster here. I am planning an electrical project to add a 240v/120amp sub-panel to a shop and I'm looking for some guidance for what gauges of cable I will need. I have been trying to understand the formulas and tables in the NEC but i hasn't clicked for me yet. A...
  8. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Good morning everybody, I have been quarantined for the next few weeks (I'm healthy, it's just a precaution before surgery). I live in Richmond VA and want to spend these next 2 weeks getting control over my yard. Unfortunately I do not know a great deal about landscaping, but want to at least...
  9. Flooring
    Hello all. I've refinished around 2500 square feet of wood floors as a DIYer over the past several years and I think I have it down pretty well. However, I have a new challenge that I would appreciate some expertise on. The 3rd floor of my house (circa 1918) was only sorta finished when I...
  10. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    My husband and I are doing our own bathroom remodel before we sell our house. We would have been on schedule to finish the bathroom by the end of this weekend. We installed ceramic tile over the Ditra membrane using some premixed mortar that he bought. 90% of the way through he ran out of the...
  11. Remodeling
    Hello! First time poster :) After gutting our house to the studs in 3/4 of the rooms, and getting many nasty expensive surprises in the process, I'm looking to do something relatively simple with the built-ins in the office/guest room. It took me seemingly forever to strip the paint, repaint...
  12. Remodeling
    Hello DIYers, Could you look at my workflow and critique/advise? *Installing remodel recessed LED lights with new dimmer switch* #1 Ordered Remodel cans and Led lights. They match (GU 24) and the cans are IC rated--there will be insulation touching the cans. #2 Fish 12/2 from attic down...
  13. Pest Control
    My husband and I live on a lake house, the waterfront is about 40 ft away and i get that comes with odd insects but i dont tollerate that in my house. I read up on CENTIPEDES and found my best bet was to get rid of their food; the SPIDERS. That was suprisingly simple! Peppermint/mint extract...
  14. Carpentry
    I recently purchased a sectional couch with a removable inner piece. I have removed this extra piece so the couch can fit properly in the room, and now I have this extra chair-sized piece that I would like to use on its own as a chair. I would need to modify the piece before using it as a chair...
  15. Plumbing
    Can anyone give me the pro's and con's of allowing my neighbor to tap into my well.I own both homes,but he is having trouble drawing water from his well.Our houses are a few hundred feet apart.He asked if he could dig a trench and tap into my well.I was given this property by my mom and I'm just...
  16. General DIY Discussions
    I would like to start by saying I am not a master of all, but I can handle a a lot of different challenges. Currently I professionally install auto glass, and we are not extremly busy. For a few weeks now I have been working 3-5 days a week. I will not be leaving my current position. I have...
  17. Electrical
    I am and will be looking for various types of advice. As the eldest of 5 - as a child I helped my father build the addition onto the back of previous home as well as work with other projects. In short I have some knowledge yet am by no means an expert. the question is on a fixer upper 2 Unit...
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